75-year-old Pinoy lola sets powerlifting record

Bulacan native and Utah resident Susie Rose takes the gold at an American Powerlifting Federation competition, 65-plus age division. Photo by Jared Bray, ABS-CBN North America Bureau.

By Jared Bray/BS-CBN North America Bureau – Bulacan native and Utah resident Susie Rose hoisted 209.4 pounds while competing in the 65-plus age division, breaking both the state and national marks.

“I like challenges. When people say I can’t do it, in my head I say, ‘Watch me!'” she said.
It was her first time participating in an official powerlifting contest, but she’s no stranger to the gym. Rose, a CrossFit enthusiast, exercises almost everyday.

“It varies,” she said about her workouts. “Sometimes it’s cardio and sometimes it’s strength.”

In addition to dead-lifting 209 pounds, the proud lola of 37 grandchildren can also bench-press 75 pounds.

Her best time for plank — an exercise in which the body’s weight is borne on the forearms and toes — is seven minutes and 35 seconds.

“I want to prove that age is just a number and that it’s important to stay fit and healthy,” she said. “We are never too old to start.”

Rose’s record-breaking dead lift qualified her for the APF World Cup on August 31 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Although she’ll be busy taking care of grandkids, Rose plans to train and compete.
“Everything I do is for my family,” she said. “I love them so much and want them to be happy and proud of me.”

Find more like this: Sports

  • She was the enemy of Philippine President Duterte, and her fellow judges just sacked her
  • Overlooked No More: Leticia Ramos Shahani, a Philippine Women’s Rights Pioneer
  • Duty Free Philippines to open luxury store at SM Mall of Asia complex
  • Beijing ‘installs missiles’ on South China Sea islands
  • Humans were in Philippines thousands of years before previously thought
  • Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

    Entertainment

  • A New Netflix Series Tells the Story of the Philippines’ Drug War. But Its Critics Are Condemning Amo as Propaganda
  • Where in the Philippines was a scene from ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ shot?
  • CLOSEUP: ‘Lion King’ to include Pinoy flavor in world-class show
  • ‘Riverdale’ stars call out PH magazine for ‘disrespectful’ photoshop editing
  • Pixar’s first female supervising animator is Pinoy
  • MORE...

    Features

  • A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines
  • The Box That Brings Christmas to the Philippines
  • ‘Pinoy Aquaman’ swims 23 kilometers for peace in Mindanao
  • Former Pinoy dishwasher now owner of pizzeria in Italy
  • Women’s servitude blights Philippine society
  • MORE...

    Tourism

  • Philippines closes ‘cesspool’ tourist island of Boracay
  • Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’
  • Boracay: the good, bad and ugly sides to Philippine island for tourists
  • El Nido to impose daily visitor limits in 3 iconic tourist sites
  • Philippines starts building world’s first resort airport
  • MORE...

    Sports

  • Manny Pacquiao v Lucas Matthysse: Filipino’s career ‘not over’
  • ABL: Justin Brownlee is getting more Pinoy by the day
  • Gilas beats Japan again in FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers
  • 2018 Winter Olympics: Philippines’ Asa Miller lands 70th in giant slalom
  • Michael Christian Martinez: Olympian and pioneer in Philippine figure skating
  • MORE...

    OFW News

  • DOLE suspends OFW deployment to Kuwait
  • Some OFWs turn to vlogging to beat loneliness, share life abroad
  • Overseas Filipino Bank to serve immigrants, workers
  • The ‘bagong bayani’ of the Philippines
  • Which countries pay OFWs the highest?
  • MORE...

    Environment

  • Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’
  • Boracay: the good, bad and ugly sides to Philippine island for tourists
  • Luzon has greatest concentration of unique mammals
  • Mindanao plants 3M trees in an hour, challenges world record
  • Fighting for sharks in the Philippines
  • MORE...

    Pinoy Places
    and Faces